Ranging from the comedic exploits of a woman and her boyfriend getting into a dance battle in the park, all the way to the harsh challenges facing two sisters in the mountains of Vietnam, the TIFF Short Cuts Canada Programme #2 shows viewers the light, and dark, side of growing up and being a grown up.
Almost every short film in this programme will leave you laughing, although there are a few that explore the darker sides of life. H’Mong Sisters tells the story of a girl struggling with the decisions her older sister makes to help them survive in Vietnam, while Struggle deals with a brother and sister whose relationship is becoming too close. It’s the lighter moments that excel in the programme, highlighted by Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, a film about a girl turning thirteen and her grandfather’s sharp, but realistic, advice.
Is Short Cuts Canada Programme #2 Essential TIFF viewing?
Extremely well done, this entire programme is a must see. Many directors had their start with short films, and it’s obvious that we’ll be seeing a lot more from many of the people involved here. Funny, thoughtful, and moving, make sure this programme is on your must see list.
Short Cuts Canada Programme #2 Screening Times
- Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 6:15 pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox 4
- Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 9:00 am at TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
Short Cuts Canada: Programme #2 Production Gallery